You know, in the beginning it’s very awkward as you get used to the way it feels.
You hit the odd bum note, and sometimes can be very out of tune.
Sometimes you think “to hell with this, it’s too difficult!” and swap to try a different instrument.
But with practise the right instrument becomes part of you and you become one with the instrument.
Until with no effort at all you make the most beautiful music 😉
The beginning bit is always the hardest as you try to get in step with your fellow climber.
Sometimes the rhythm just never kicks in and you have to continue up the mountain alone.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides the path is too difficult and just bails on you.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides he’d rather climb another, less tricky mountain.
Sometimes your fellow climber stumbles and you hold out your hand to catch them – whether they decide to grab back is their choice.
Sometimes you stumble and need a steadying hand – your fellow climber may or may not help.
The further up the mountain you travel the climb gets easier as you know how to work together to make the journey.
If you are very lucky, you will find a climber who will make it to the top of the mountain with you.
And when you get there, you can reflect on the journey taken and enjoy the view!
… not to mention the hold-ups along the way.
Sometimes its a no-through road.
Sometimes we encounter a T-junction, whereby we have to make choices at some point.
Sometimes we are confronted by very obvious STOP signs.
Sometimes we feel like we are travelling down a narrow lane with passing places where obstacles seem mountainous to overcome.
Sometimes it’s a dual carriageway with traffic, and cars that have been passed previously get in our way again, so we have to re-negotiate and continue on the journey.
But best of all is the sign to the freeway. All lanes open in both directions, free-flowing with miles of continuous road ahead of you, and only the occasional bit of traffic, or roadworks 😉
Where each one tests your trust and faith, sometimes to the limit.
Who thought tests ended when you left education?
It seems that life and love is one big series of trials and tests.
Some we win, some we lose.
But win or lose, each test we encounter on our travels we learn, about ourselves and others.
It might hurt, feel like you don’t know what to do, how to react, etc, but I believe as long as we have, and hold onto, faith and trust, we can sail through any test with flying colours 😉
Without trust we always think the worst.
By thinking the worst, our negative thoughts are amplified and become reality.
We are always wary of new relationships based on our own experiences of past relationships.
But we need to banish all thoughts of past relationships – they are in the past and nothing can change that.
We need to learn to trust again. Trust the other person and more importantly trust our own instincts.
By being open and honest, relationships can be built on a stronger foundation of friendship and trust rather than one based on lust alone!
I know which I’d rather have 😉
When it arrives you don’t want it to end.
When it ends, you long for the next one.